Former President Donald Trump has been a controversial figure. He recently grabbed that headlines once again. He might currently be the Clintons’ most high-profile political foil, but that wasn’t always the case as he told Fox News.
Donald Trump opens up on the matter
Trump told “Life, Liberty & Levin” he used to have a cordial relationship with the 42nd president and his wife, so much so as to frequently exchange letters with Clinton.
“They came to my wedding,” Trump quipped, as Bill and Hillary were guests of his 2005 wedding to the former Melania Knauss.
Other guests included left-wing pundit Chris Matthews and a slew of famous New Yorkers including Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, former Republican Gov. George Pataki and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Bill Clinton used to play regularly at Trump National Golf Club Westchester, he added.
“He loved that course. He was there a lot. He just loved it. He loves playing golf, and he was… better [at golf] than people think… He’s got a certain athleticism, actually.”
Trump recalled playing rounds of golf with Bill Clinton, and later retiring to the clubhouse where the 42nd president would spend as many as two-and-a-half hours waxing about politics.
“This is before I even thought in terms of politics for myself,” he said.
In that regard, Trump said Bill Clinton’s retail politician persona and political acumen presented a major missed opportunity for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential loss post-mortem.
“I think they did a great disservice by not using him when I went against Hillary. I think that they had this unbelievable weapon known as Bill Clinton, who was a natural politician,” he said.